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The New-York Historical Society Museum will be open Monday, December 22. For details, please visit our calendar.

WWII & NYC: The Rise and Decline of New York City Session 2: Resilient Metropolis: World War II and the Transformation of New York after 1945

Event date: 
April 20th, 2013
Duration: 
1 hour
Speaker: 
Kenneth T. Jackson
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Historian and author Kenneth T. Jackson examines New York City’s decline after World War II, revealing how it recovered to once again become the greatest city in the world.

WWII & NYC: The Rise and Decline of New York City Session 1: "From Dutch Backwater to the UN"

Event date: 
April 20th, 2013
Duration: 
50 minutes 22 seconds
Speaker: 
Mike Wallace
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Mike Wallace evaluates how World War II catapulted New York City to the center of the world, ultimately causing it to emerge as the cultural and economic seat of an American new-style empire.

Forebodings of Armageddon: Europe on the Eve of the Great War

Event date: 
April 6th, 2013
Duration: 
1 hour and 5 minutes
Speaker: 
Michael S. Neiberg
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Michael S. Neiberg, one of the world’s leading authorities on World War I, offers an alternate explanation for the outbreak of World War I in Europe. (Presented in collaboration with the Foreign Policy Research Institute.)

Three Days at Gettysburg, Part II

Event date: 
May 8th, 2013
Duration: 
1 hour and 2 minutes
Speaker: 
John F. Marszalek
James M. McPherson
Harold Holzer (moderator)
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Three of America’s most distinguished Civil War historians return to discuss Gettysburg, one of the bloodiest and most haunting battles of the Civil War, which in three days forever changed the course of American history.

Grant and Sherman

Event date: 
April 2nd, 2013
Duration: 
1 hour and 2 minutes
Speaker: 
John F. Marszalek
Harold Holzer (moderator)
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Acclaimed Civil War historians discuss the lives, careers, and complicated legacies of Ulysses S. Grant and William T. Sherman.

Seward: Lincoln's Indispensable Man

Event date: 
March 19th, 2013
Duration: 
59 minutes 57 seconds
Speaker: 
Walter Stahr
Louis P. Masur (moderator)
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Renowned historians engage in an illuminating conversation about William Henry Seward, a complex and pivotal figure, and an early architect of America’s empire.

Larry Kramer and The Normal Heart

Event date: 
June 26th, 2013
Duration: 
1 hour and 3 minutes
Speaker: 
Larry Kramer
Tony Kushner (moderator)
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In conjunction with the exhibition AIDS in New York: The First Five Years, this special program reflects on Larry Kramer’s life and the lasting significance of his award-winning play The Normal Heart.

New Frontiers in the 21st Century: Imagining Conflict with China--and Avoiding It

Event date: 
March 9th, 2013
Duration: 
1 hour and 12 minutes
Speaker: 
Toshi Yoshihara
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Toshi Yoshihara discusses China’s rapidly expanding economy and military power and how it could potentially affect the United States. Presented in collaboration with the Foreign Policy Research Institute.

New Frontiers in the 21st Century: A Layman's Guide to Cyberwar

Event date: 
March 9th, 2013
Duration: 
1 hour and 20 minutes
Speaker: 
Lawrence Husick
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Lawrence Husick examines why the cyberwars of the future are the next great threat to national security, military capabilities, and civilian systems and infrastructure. Presented in collaboration with the Foreign Policy Research Institute.

The King Years

Event date: 
February 26th, 2013
Duration: 
1 hour and 9 minutes
Speaker: 
Taylor Branch
Bob Herbert (moderator)
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Celebrated author Taylor Branch discusses the life and career of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the watershed moments in Civil Rights during King’s time.

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